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Confirmed Solutions for Windows 10 Update Error 0x80240fff

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2016-05-30 14:12:02 Posted by Hattie to Backup Resource

Summary:
Confirmed solutions for Windows 10 update error 0x80240fff. How to fix Windows 10 update error 0x80240fff by checking "defer updates" or using Media Creation Tool.

Overview of Windows 10 update error 0x80240fff

Recent days, Windows 10 won’t update with error 0x80240fff is becoming a hot topic. A user complaint the problem on the Microsoft Community:

"I just got a new laptop and was trying to make sure my windows 10 was up to date but every time I try to have it search for updates I get Error code 0x80240fff. I don't even think it's failing to download it's just acting like it can't even search for new updates?"

And after that, lots of other users said that they have encountered the exact same problem while trying to install Windows 10 update. And it is said that Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter, Background Intelligent Transfer Services, etc are all not helpful! In this page, we collect some efficient and easy solutions to fix Windows 10 won’t update with error code 0x80240fff. 

Method 1. Fix Windows 10 update error 0x80240fff by checking "defer updates"

Go to Settings >> Update & security >> Windows Update >> Advanced options >> Check "Defer upgrades". 

Now you can retry Windows Updates and it will work correctly. This method is recommended by one of the Windows 10 users: "I kept on getting the 0x80240FFF error and can confirm that checking "Defer Upgrades" did resolve the error." And being confirmed by many other users, this solution seems to be the easiest and most helpful method to fix Windows 10 update error 0x80240fff until now. 

Method 2. Fix Windows 10 update error 0x80240fff with Media Creation Tool

One of the users said he fixed Windows 10 update error 0x80240fff by using Media Creation Tool:

"Finally, I fixed it on my new notebook. I downloaded the MediaCreationTool ( https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 ) and launched it. It downloaded new updates for Win10 and installed them. After that (it took 1,5 hour) I got the Version 1511 and build 10586.318. The Windows Update feature is fixed as well and works flawlessly." 

Many other users also confirmed that the Media creation tool worked for them when they were getting error 0x80240fff during Windows 10 update.

They are all the possible solutions that confirmed helpful by users to fix Windows 10 update error 0x80240fff. I hope at least one of them is useful! And since there are so many potential issues during Windows 10 update, we sincerely recommend you to backup your computer with professional free backup software before the upgrade job. It is the best way to protect your system and data. 

 

 

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